Version 2.9 (released July 7, 2014) includes quite a few interesting new features, the most important items summarized here:
- vtVAX can now replace 5 and 6 CPU VAX6000 and VAX7000 systems, addressing the very high end segment of the VAX replacement market
- vtVAX already performed factors faster than the original VAX hardware, this version adds even more virtual CPU performance
- vtAlpha increased its Floating Point performance and added the DE600 Ethernet adapter to its virtual adapter list (= EIx device in OpenVMS).
- FibreChannel storage was already supported, this version adds autosensing of changes in a FibreChannel storage infrastructure. Adding and removing of devices is automatically detected and instantly available for the running virtual Alpha and VAX instances without having to stop/start them.
- Support for iSCSI storage is added in this version. Your virtual Alpha and VAX can use local storage of any kind of network based storage (NFS, SAN, iSCSI).
- vtAlpha resource monitoring. When a virtual Alpha frequently exhausts the CPU or memory resources it has available, the system manager is notified. Now more host resources can be allocated to ensure the virtual Alpha can work at the maximum speed.
- Multiple DNS servers. Support for up to 3 DNS addresses is included in this new version for maximum flexibility.
There are many more smaller improvements included in this release. If you want to know more about that, contact your local vtAlpha/vtVAX reseller. They will be happy to give you the information you need.